Past Ceramic Competitions

The 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
was held April 11 - June 29th, 2014

Léopold Foulem
Juror for the 20th National Ceramics Competition

Montréal ceramist Léopold L. Foulem’s distinguished career extends over more than 30  years, with  over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group shows. Foulem taught ceramics  for more than 20  years at the CÉGEP du Vieux-Montréal, and fine arts from 1994 until 2013 the CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent. He is also a world authority on Picasso's ceramics and has lectured extensively on the subject of ceramics as an autonomous art form; many were published.

Foulem has said, "My ceramics are about art and ceramics, and ultimately about ceramics as art…I believe that genuine art is about concepts and indisputably neither about medium nor style, nor even about making."


 Jason Walker, Bellingham, WA 

Jason Walker was born in 1973 and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho.

He received his BFA from Utah State University and his MFA from Penn State University. Walker   spent two years as an Artist in Residence at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, where he was the recipient of the Taunt Fellowship award. He was also awarded an NCECA International Residency Fellowship for a residency in Vallauris, France. His work is  included in major collections and he has shown and lectured internationally. Walker's ceramic art explores the complex and paradoxical relationship between American culture, technology, and nature.


The 19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
was held April 20 and on view until June 24, 2012.

Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio

The preeminent international dealers in 20th century ceramics. They founded Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles in 1981 and opened a second space in New York, which they operated from 1983 to 2008. They now live in Santa Fe and work as private dealers. They have organized eight major international symposia on ceramic history and criticism, published numerous books and catalogs and received a number of prestigious awards, both lifetime achievement and honorary doctorates.

Invited Artists: Kyle and Kelly Phelps 

Identical twin brothers, who work collaboratively on their narrative work exploring the topics of race, class and the working man at their studio in Centerville, Ohio. They both received BFA’s from Ball State University in Indiana and continued on to earn MFA degrees in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Kentucky. Kyle is Associate Professor of Art and head of the Ceramics area at the University of Dayton and Kelly is an Associate Professor of Art and head of the Sculpture area at Xavier University, both in Ohio.




The 18th San Angelo National Ceramics Competition
was exhibited from: April 16 – June 20, 2010.

Juror: Sherman Hall

 Editor of Ceramics Monthly and Co-Host of Hall majored in ceramics in college, graduating with a B.F.A. from Ohio State University in 1996. He ran an independent ceramic studio for several years before being hired as Assistant Editor at Ceramics Monthly, the world’s largest ceramic-art magazine, in 1999. Initially, he continued to run his studio as well, but eventually decided to close, since he was not able to devote the time needed. He chose instead to concentrate on supporting the field of studio ceramics from the other side of the studio door. In June 2003 he was promoted to be the editor of Ceramics Monthly.